Tag: kidslit

eBooks vs Books – parents should give children’s ebooks a try

In the eBooks vs Books debate, no matter whether you call them traditional books, paper books, printed books or real books, the argument remains the same. eBooks vs Books - where do you currently stand? I love reading physical books with my children. It's enjoyable watching them scan through the bookshelf – or more accurately […]
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Can You See The Magic? A revolutionary and unique new children’s book

Today Old Mate Media is ecstatic to announce its latest Children’s Book. Can You See The Magic? is available on iTunes and Amazon, and it’s unlike anything you have seen before. The seventh children’s picture book to be written and published by Chris Stead and Old Mate Media is on sale right now. It’s available […]
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Take our children’s book survey and win

Want to win a cool prize by doing a small survey? Old Mate Media is looking to improve the way it delivers great children’s books to parents and grandparents around the world. There’s plenty of exciting plans in motion here at Old Mate Media and we want you to get involved. We’re hoping you can […]
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Willy Nilly is The Fastest Kid in the World - out now

The third book in The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly by series Chris Stead is out now on iTunes and Amazon. The world exclusive reveal of The Fastest Kid in the World cover Start your engines… well push your billycarts actually. Willy Nilly is back in his third big adventure and it’s his most action-packed […]
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How to shape story in a children’s book adventure

There are many kinds of picture books, but if you want to tell a good adventure story, here is an approach I find works well. My children are my muse. I listen to the way they interpret the world and watch the way they play make believe. It provides an invaluable insight into how they engage […]
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My daughter likes to suck things off the floor

For all the good it’s doing her long-term immunity, I'm concerned by my daughter's never-ending desire to lick parts of the city. I often wonder if we get more prone to illness as we get older, or if we just get harder hit because we go too far in practicing cleanliness? My children are an argument […]
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Willy Nilly's The Fastest Kid in the World cover reveal

Enjoy the first official look at The Fastest Kid in the World, the third book in Chris Stead’s The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly children’s picture book series. Get excited picture book fans, our wonderful artist Ronzkie has just submitted the final image for the third Willy Nilly book. The last puzzle piece to fall […]
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Willy Nilly stars in the Manly Daily

We have exciting news - a major Sydney newspaper, The Manly Daily, has published a write-up on Old Mate Media and Willy Nilly. The Manly Daily servers the entire Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, where I was born and raised. As such, it has been a part of my life for as long as I […]
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Guide: text layout in a children's picture book

When you are thinking about the layout for the digital ePub version of your children’s book, what is the best way to display your text? Children’s picture books are named largely due to the focus on the art in their layout, but the text remains vitally important. It is through your words that you can give […]
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Could Willy Nilly 3 be the best children's book in the series yet?

So I’m very close to finishing off the third book in The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series, which is quite exciting. The art for the last of the main images is in and I have a stack of great character renders and backgrounds to use in some marketing material - bet you can't wait […]
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